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  1. sweetlilac

    My feral cat seems bored. Or is she?

    Hi again.... just wanting to check. KittyKat has been pretty happy with her heated mat (like, in heaven!) and having me lavish some occasional attention on her. However, she used to run and play with her now gone siblings, and now, she pretty much lies around. She must be about 11? No sure. We...
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    Dental Care for a Feral

    Hi all, posting on the Feral site as I don't think there's any way my feral/half feral KittyKat is ever going to go for getting her teeth brushed! :-) But since I put her on some wet food, well... um.... she does have some "tuna breath" smell and got me wondering, what can I do? I researched and...
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    Antihistamines for a feral - safe?

    Every time this year, KittyKat starts sneezing. Wondering if it would be safe to give her a little bit of antihistamine to see if this would help? I also think she may be a bit asthmatic, so happy she has a heating pad now!!! If so, how much to try? what brand? thx obviously, slow as we go.
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    Can feral cats grow after a certain age

    Just wondering... I have been feeding my feral KittyKat Temptations treats and Kibble (she seems to like this better than wet food, though I am willing to try wet food again... and it seems to me that in the last year or two, since being the only one, she's grown a little bigger. Maybe it's...
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    Heating pad ?

    I finally hooked up a heating mat for my feral KittyKat. (Yes it sadly took a year to get outlet covers, etc,etc.) So sorry about that KittyKat. Anyway it's plugged in. Wasn't sure: Do I put the mat where she sleeps at night (it gets into the 40's usually) or leave it out where she hangs during...
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    Kitty's old pillow... toss or keep?

    I am curious... Kitty has an old pillow (8 years old now) ever since we moved here. It's full of fur and kinda lumpy. I am wondering... should I replace it, or is this her go-to comfort zone? It's full of fur but no fleas, as far as I am aware, I comb her daily, don't see any. I just want her to...
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    Keeping Kitty Cool....

    We're having a heat wave. I comb and brush KittyKat, and remove gobs of fur, almost daily. Aside from that, how else can I help to keep her cooler? I do provide fresh water in a shaded place but it's still pretty hot. We have shady areas but she hangs on her pillow a lot of the time even in the...
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    My feral is acting... different...

    KittyKat (assuming she is a female...) is sweet, loving feral, semi-domesticated, doesn't like indoors, and after the loss of siblings about a year ago? allowed me to become her buddy. Now ... she loves being groomed, has/had been eating a variety of treats, etc. She seems happy enough in her...
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    How to make her fur glossier?

    Hi I am looking for simple ideas to make my sweet feral's fur glossier. I was amazed at the change giving her wet food makes! And she loves Temptations treats. She is starting to look like a show cat! Now I want to give her something nutritional -if needed - so she is sleek and silky, if...
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    Getting my feral to come indoors now and then...

    My little feral has become a total sweetheart since I started relating to her after her sibs died. I guess I was her last stop before nowhere'sville, but she took my offer, and honestly, she is courteous, kind, affectionate, and communicative. Loves to purr and be petted. She's even sat in my...
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    Water gun on stray cat -- okay?

    Our neighbors's cat (who is an angel of a cat to me... ) attacked my feral... and then when I told him to "lay off" when he was closing in again A SECOND TIME... he is twice the size of my 11 y.o. sweet-as-pie little feral KittyKat... he did, and I suggestied we walk to the mail box, a little...
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    Feral with croupy cough

    My feral has a croupy cough - has had it for some time. Anything I can do for her? Thanks. She has something of a "nest" but doesn't seem to want to go into an enclosed space. Working on getting a heating pad for her. Need an electrician to come out.
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    Can my feral ever get along with a new stray?

    Hi all. A neighbor's cat Sammie started coming round about a month ago. Sammie is a "teenager", about a 2 y.o. marmalade fellow, warm, loving, smart, aggressive, and insanely lovely, bursting with energy, and... apparently abandoned by shall we say, Lady X and her fiance. Now, I spoke to Lady...
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    Domestic Cat, a new neighbor - hungry, adorable, neglected... and... my feral

    I am having a little crisis. A neighbor has been letting their cat out. It is a beautiful kitten age 2 years. It's big for 2 yrs, i think... six maybe 7 or 8 pounds and long hair, maybe, just looks like a lion. So beautiful inside and out, but acts like a kitten, jumping on all the counters...
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    Advice on caring for my feral

    HI all... I have made progress with my lonely feral who lost her siblings this year, thanks for all your help. I bought her some treats and a catnip toy which she is 50-50 about. Loves the treats. Temptations. Now she likes to rub up against my legs and will let me pet her, gradually it has...
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    Treats and Catnip suggestions?

    I am on Amazon (yes it's convenient for me) and I am overwhelmed by the selections. I want a safe bet for a treat and suddenly there are treats for hairballs, dental health, you name it. I just want something that Kitty (who is ten, actually, but has never had any treats) would like. She has...
  17. sweetlilac

    At an impasse with my feral cat

    My feral is lonely. Her siblings (2) died on separate occasions this year, well, disappeared, so, that's the best guess. She never wants to be pet and recoils, but recently wants to rub my legs or pants legs. She is ten and never got socialized; we inherited these cats when we bought our house...
  18. sweetlilac

    K&H heating pad cord very short ...

    I bought a heating pad for my feral cat, who lost both her siblings this past year, so I know she is going through tough times. It's getting cold out now, down to the low 40s or more. I was surprised to see the cord was only five feet long. That is not really long enough to reach where she...
  19. sweetlilac

    Outdoor Heating Pad Suggestions?

    I would like to get an outdoor heating pad for my cat. We do have a heating outlet outdoors but i get worried about something shorting out. Or the cat kneading her claws into it. What do others do? She is under a "tent", has a cushion, and doesn't want to move. (I made her a house and she...
  20. sweetlilac

    Lonely Feral... Lost Siblings

    I have a feral who came with this house when i moved in 8 years ago. She had 2 sibs at the time. Eventually the other two disappeared. Not sure why. Coyotes? Illness? They used to clean each other, sleep together, and so on. Now this last one is a "tweener", she will purr or speak a bit but...
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